I am starting a series to address some common problems associated with being “fat/ thick/ chubby” in this part of the world. I hope that through these posts, you will realize some wrong you have been doing if you’re guilty and adjust as is necessary.
This post is specifically for those people who feel it is their sole responsibility on this earth to dish out advice even when nobody asked.
Most Nigerian are very very good at this! Sometimes I wonder if they know what they are doing, or maybe it is just the way they’ve been configured.
I entered a taxi the other day and a lady suggested that since the driver had gone further than was expected it is good for me because I will exercise and loose weight in the process.
I laughed sarcastically and shouted “Thank you ma! You’re so kind.” 🙄
I don’t see how walking 20 steps can help me loose weight. Me that trek to and from my house to the junction every single day, I have not lost weight since. It is now about 20 steps that I will take today that will make me loose weight?? Comman see me and see nonsense o!
On another occasion, someone offered me grape fruit and because I declined, the next thing I heard was “You don’t want to loose weight?” Chineke mei! Where did that come from? Why have sense left the children of men??
Is it one slice of grape fruit that will make a full blooded human being like me to loose weight? Are they doing you from the village? 🙄
What is all this?
The one that is very very painful is when someone will chat you up, just to tell you, you are adding weight and you should try and be taking lemon and doing some exercises, so that you will not blow out of proportion!
Excuse me, Managing director of weight affairs!😒 You have never been interested in anything that concerns me, but because you saw my picture with puffy cheeks you decided it is time to flex your adviser skills?
I have suffered!
Dear Nigerian adviser, or whatever your nationality. Please it will not hurt you to mind your business every once in a while. Whether or not I want to loose weight is totally none of your business.
If you think I am adding too much weight, keep it to yourself, gossip about it or better still, dream about it when you sleep. Don’t come and disturb me. If I want to take lemon I will take lemon. If I am looking for tips on weight loss, Google is my friend.😎
Have you experienced any such unwanted advice before? Are you guilty of giving such free advice? Drop your comments!!
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